Lauren Vanderveen

Lauren Vanderveen covers news for CinemaBlend, with a heavy emphasis on pop culture trends and streaming titles. She has also written reviews for AllMovie.com.
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Love & Gelato

Love & Gelato is pretty corny but it’s the exact kind of sweetly innocent cupfection that will melt in your mouth. What’s more, the film offers a slightly more authentic ending than the average rom-com fare.

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The Best New Movies and TV Shows to Stream in July 2022

We’ve got lots of family-friendly viewing options this July, plus some great choices for date night and one very adult reality series.

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Becoming Elizabeth

Becoming Elizabeth goes beyond mere court intrigue and makes a testimony to the influence of the powerful over the powerless. It’s assisted majorly by an eager and incredibly telling arrangement of sounds that stitches the lofty narrative together. In short, it’s a bold entry in the arena of historical dramas.

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The Best New Movies and TV Shows to Stream in June 2022

This June brings a whole new batch of streaming options to choose from and we’ve curated the best picks just for you.

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Watercooler Guide: What You Need to Know about The Staircase

Our Watercooler guide to The Staircase will help you jump right into the conversation about HBO Max’s new true-crime series.

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The Best New Movies and TV Shows to Stream in May 2022

We’ve sorted through everything new to stream in May and put together list of titles just for our Watercooler audience.

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Outlander: What We Talk About When We Talk About Assault

It’s no coincidence every major character in Outlander has experienced some form of assault. I’d argue that’s what the whole show is about.

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The Best New Movies and TV Shows to Stream in April 2022

If you’re looking for something brand new to stream April, check our our list of titles premiering for the first time this month.

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Minx

The streaming series about the intersection between feminism and smut could endear even the most skeptical. And what it might lack in delicacy, it certainly makes up for in swagger.

Lauren Vanderveen

Lauren Vanderveen covers news for CinemaBlend, with a heavy emphasis on pop culture trends and streaming titles. She has also written reviews for AllMovie.com.
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A Millennial Nostalgia Watchlist

2023 promises to reenact many Millennials pop culture milestones. If you’re feeling all that nostalgia, here are the best TV series to watch to take you back…and make you see how far you’ve come.

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The Oscar Contenders for Best International Film

In recent years, the Motion Picture Academy has made a concerted effort to represent more diverse and international perspectives, and the expansion of its membership has put “subtitled films” on the radars of voters — and, in some cases, in contention for the biggest awards. The turning point came just three years ago, when South

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Catch Up Watches: The Best Series to Transport You

The best escapist shows and movies with travel and exotic settings.

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The Seven Faces of Jane

A original take on both anthologies and road trip movies, Seven Faces of Jane experiments with the “roads not taken” concept by tapping eight different directors, each one using a different genre and a different “Jane.”

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Vikings Valhalla S2

An emotionally intense coming-of-age story underlies Vikings Valhalla, which tackles the tumultuous High Middle Ages and power shift across Europe with all the heroics, gore, and sex of its predecessor.

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Triangle of Sadness

With so many awards-caliber movies taking us into very dark places, Triangle of Sadness brings laughter and sunshine to its biting indictment of influencers, wealth and class divides. Stick around for the third act.

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Black Bird

One of the best dramas of 2022, the Golden Globe-nominated Black Bird rises above other true crime shows as a psychological drama that peels away the layers to get to the moral questions beneath.

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Tár

A top Oscar contender, Tar explores cancel culture and #metoo with nuance while removing gender stereotypes from the equation. But the film – and Cate Blanchett’s performance – are much more than that.

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Decision to Leave

A romantic Korean noir from legendary director Park Chan-wook, Decision to Leave captivates as much for the chemistry between its detective and suspect as for the shocking psychological mystery that unfolds.

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A Millennial Nostalgia Watchlist

2023 promises to reenact many Millennials pop culture milestones. If you’re feeling all that nostalgia, here are the best TV series to watch to take you back…and make you see how far you’ve come.

Featured Image

The Oscar Contenders for Best International Film

In recent years, the Motion Picture Academy has made a concerted effort to represent more diverse and international perspectives, and the expansion of its membership has put “subtitled films” on the radars of voters — and, in some cases, in contention for the biggest awards. The turning point came just three years ago, when South

Read More »
Featured Image

Catch Up Watches: The Best Series to Transport You

The best escapist shows and movies with travel and exotic settings.

Featured Image

The Seven Faces of Jane

A original take on both anthologies and road trip movies, Seven Faces of Jane experiments with the “roads not taken” concept by tapping eight different directors, each one using a different genre and a different “Jane.”

Featured Image

Vikings Valhalla S2

An emotionally intense coming-of-age story underlies Vikings Valhalla, which tackles the tumultuous High Middle Ages and power shift across Europe with all the heroics, gore, and sex of its predecessor.

Featured Image

Triangle of Sadness

With so many awards-caliber movies taking us into very dark places, Triangle of Sadness brings laughter and sunshine to its biting indictment of influencers, wealth and class divides. Stick around for the third act.

Featured Image

Black Bird

One of the best dramas of 2022, the Golden Globe-nominated Black Bird rises above other true crime shows as a psychological drama that peels away the layers to get to the moral questions beneath.

Featured Image

Tár

A top Oscar contender, Tar explores cancel culture and #metoo with nuance while removing gender stereotypes from the equation. But the film – and Cate Blanchett’s performance – are much more than that.

Featured Image

Decision to Leave

A romantic Korean noir from legendary director Park Chan-wook, Decision to Leave captivates as much for the chemistry between its detective and suspect as for the shocking psychological mystery that unfolds.

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